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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 11:25:25 PM »

I like your thinking about Jaws. He's a scary movie villain but would be terrible as a hitman in real life.

Absurb are the slasher movies where:

  • the victims run upstairs to escape
    the victims think the killer is dead, but don't make sure of it
    the victims hear creepy noises outside the house at night and go outside, one by one, to investigate
    people think only one bullet will stop the killer

To be fair, would we really expect a your average person (who doesn't deal with life or death circumstances on a regular basis) to be making rational decisions after some dude in a hockey mask just killed a bunch of their friends? I will agree though that all of those points make for pretty bad cinema.
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2019, 01:53:30 AM »

I like your thinking about Jaws. He's a scary movie villain but would be terrible as a hitman in real life.

Absurb are the slasher movies where:

  • the victims run upstairs to escape
    the victims think the killer is dead, but don't make sure of it
    the victims hear creepy noises outside the house at night and go outside, one by one, to investigate
    people think only one bullet will stop the killer

To be fair, would we really expect a your average person (who doesn't deal with life or death circumstances on a regular basis) to be making rational decisions after some dude in a hockey mask just killed a bunch of their friends? I will agree though that all of those points make for pretty bad cinema.

Maybe it's BECAUSE I've watched umpteen movies like this, but if, heaven forbid, a homicidal maniac came after me and I managed to put him down, I'm making sure he's staying down.

Decades ago, my great-grandmother heard someone poking around outside the house at about 11.30 in the night, knocking on windows or something. She had this brainwave that maybe she should go outside to have a look! Fortunately, my mother stopped this foolishness and they called the cops instead. So perhaps there's a bit of art imitating life, too.
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2019, 01:55:52 AM »

I like your thinking about Jaws. He's a scary movie villain but would be terrible as a hitman in real life.

Absurb are the slasher movies where:

  • the victims run upstairs to escape
    the victims think the killer is dead, but don't make sure of it
    the victims hear creepy noises outside the house at night and go outside, one by one, to investigate
    people think only one bullet will stop the killer

To be fair, would we really expect a your average person (who doesn't deal with life or death circumstances on a regular basis) to be making rational decisions after some dude in a hockey mask just killed a bunch of their friends? I will agree though that all of those points make for pretty bad cinema.

Maybe it's BECAUSE I've watched umpteen movies like this, but if, heaven forbid, a homicidal maniac came after me and I managed to put him down, I'm making sure he's staying down.

Decades ago, my great-grandmother heard someone poking around outside the house at about 11.30 in the night, knocking on windows or something. She had this brainwave that maybe she should go outside to have a look! Fortunately, my mother stopped this foolishness and they called the cops instead. So perhaps there's a bit of art imitating life, too.

Ever been in a house alone and heard a strange noise? What did you do at that point?
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2019, 02:46:00 AM »

What do I do?  Grab a weapon or two, maybe a light,  and investigate.
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2019, 06:50:07 PM »

I'd turn on the outside lights & maybe look out the window.
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2019, 05:02:57 AM »

If I hear a strange noise inside the house, I pick up something which can be used as a weapon and become as quiet as possible to listen for further noises. I remain this way until I'm satisfied that things are okay.

If there's someone obviously in the backyard and knocking on windows, I'm definitely not going outside. That's just silly.
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2019, 05:06:56 AM »

According to my 'Pocket Guide to Surviving Horror Movies', everyone who goes to investigate the noise, regardless of what they take with them dies. The best way to survive is to barricade the room you are in (including boarding up the window).


If I was a movie psycho though, I'd just set the barricades on fire, so not sure it is that great a survival technique. *shrug*
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2019, 09:00:56 AM »

If I was a movie psycho though, I'd just set the barricades on fire, so not sure it is that great a survival technique. *shrug*
And that's happened  in real life too. :(

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright#Catastrophe_at_Taliesin_studio
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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2019, 03:03:40 PM »

Also when you think abiut it woldn't the death star explosion over Endor in return of the Jedi have xxxxed up the planet by hammering it with massive debris?

Most of it would've burned up in the atmosphere, with one very large piece going down in an unpopulated region of Australia.
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2019, 06:49:38 PM »

I used to be really impressed by this scene in the man with the golden gun, partially because they make it look so plausible.

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But later, I have to think "Ok, if you can make this thing work, and hide the flight assembly and the machine meant to attach it to the car in a building, um, why not just have a regular car, perhaps one with s souped up engine, and a regular plane hidden in a building, drive the car to the building, leave it and fly away in the plane? Seems like it'd have to be cheaper and much easier to pull off logistically."
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« Reply #25 on: Today at 01:24:29 PM »

He should have gotten himself a Mizar, but those, of course weren't jet powered.

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